Chelsea Siefert, Chief Operating Officer, QUONSET DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

Leading Ladies 2024


“My role as chief operating officer of the QUONSET DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION allows me to pursue everything I’m passionate about – people, process, policy, and community development,” says Chelsea Siefert, who carries out Quonset’s mission of attracting and retaining successful businesses that provide good-paying jobs for Rhode Islanders.

Through her work expanding Quonset’s site readiness program, developing buildings that fill a void for new businesses, overseeing the massive expansion at the Port of Davisville, and transforming processes to bolster the park’s business-friendly climate, Chelsea delivers world-class amenities to the business community at Quonset Business Park, where 239 companies employ more than 14,000 people. Chelsea holds a master’s degree in Community Planning from URI, and she’s passionate about making the state a better place to live, work, and do business.

“Quonset is the key driver of jobs, economic development, and tax revenue. My work is a privilege that comes with significant responsibility – something that I take very seriously,” Chelsea adds. “I do this job because I know that the Park’s continued success improves the lives of all Rhode Islanders.”


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